Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Frank Lampard as the club’s new manager. The former Manchester City star left his post at Derby to replace Maurizio Sarri as the Blues manager.
Derby had confirmed earlier in the week that they have given the former England international permission to speak with the Blues. Chelsea have now confirmed on their website that Lampard has signed a three-year contract at the club.
A statement on the Blues Website read: One of the greatest players in our history during his long and illustrious career, Lampard returns to Stamford Bridge having signed a three-year contract.
The 41-year-old said: ‘I am immensely proud to be returning to Chelsea as head coach. Everyone knows my love for this club and the history we have shared, however, my sole focus is on the job in hand and preparing for the season ahead. I am here to work hard, bring further success to the club and I cannot wait to get started.’
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘It gives us great pleasure to welcome Frank back to Chelsea as head coach. Frank possesses fantastic knowledge and understanding of the club and last season, he demonstrated he is one of the most talented young coaches in the game.
‘After 13 years with us as a player, where he became a club legend and our record goalscorer, we believe this is the perfect time for him to return and are delighted he has done so. We will do everything we can to ensure he has all the support required to be a huge success.’